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weeks. not bad. david: wow, that is good run. oregon lawmakers making sure big companies like nike have a reason to stay in their state many years to come. coming up next, oregon state senator mark haas, whether this state made a tax deal for only one company. >>> should apple shareholders be happy to hear that ceo tim cook feels a responsibility to create jobs? should that be a bigger driver than increasing apple's share price? we'll have a big debate on that. log on to facebook.com/afterthebell. the let us know if job creation should be a major focus for all companies. ♪ . liz: if our recovery is all about jobs listen to story. the oregon state legislature passing a new tax deal in special session last friday in effort to keep footwear giant nike and other companies in the state for many years to come. david: state legislators say it is a big win for ore fon. joining us one of those legislators, oregon state legislature mark has. thanks for coming in. you know what critics are saying a lot of groups in oregon say like ore gone center for public responsibility. say it is black mafl.
tour bus crash in oregon. how the weather conditions contributed to it and complicated rescue efforts. >>> i don't see why they need to do it now. >>> sunday drivers be aware. the change impacting your change if you want to park in san francisco. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, crash of a commercial jetlir in russia. a camera inside a car on a moscow freeway s the moment of impact. >>> dramatic video captures the crash of a commercial jetliner in russia. a camera inside of a car on a moscow freeway shows a moment of impact. debris goes ming across the road. the plane slammed into the ground short of the runway. five crewmembers were killed. there were no passengers on board. >>> well, another deadly crash closer to home. a tour bus slid off of an icy interstate in oregon this morning killing nine people. it happened in the eastern part of the state near the city of pendelton. the bus crashed through a guardrail and went down an embankment a few hundred feet. rescue workers used ropes to reach survivors. >>> three people were killed when this home made plane crashed near san diego county. it went down
the killings in oregon? first, the piano man, billy joel, plays for sandy victims in new york. ♪ ♪ we got washed away below jamaica pay ♪ [ man ] ring ring... progresso this reduced sodium soup says it may help lower cholesterol, how does it work? you just have to eat it as part of your heart healthy diet. step 1. eat the soup. all those veggies and beans, that's what may help lower your cholesterol and -- well that's easy [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >>> a suicide bomber attacked the entrance to the u.s. base in kandahar, afghanistan, today, killing one u.s. soldier, wubding they're other americans. on the hours of secretary leon panetta visited the base. officials say there is no indication that panetta was being targeted, but it is the third time this year that there has been a major security issue during the visit by senior pentagon officials. you were there also when secretary panetta had meetings with karzai, which are fairly controversial. what is the latest from kabul? we understand now that karzai has agreed to a meeting with the president on january
to the gentlelady from oregon, ms. bonamici. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized. ms. bonamici: i rise in support of h.r. 2838 to protect our marine economy, protect our maritime borders and protect the brave coast guard personnel, including the personnel of the sector columbia river which is headquartered in oregon's first congressional district. i thank the coast guard subcommittee for their work on this and the full and ranking member of the full transportation and infrastructure committee. in supporting the basic mission of the coast guard, this bill includes language to re-authorize another important mission carried out, noaa's marine debris program. in june of this year, coastal residents in my home state of oregon found a 66-foot dock resting on a beach near the town of new port, oregon. the dock was just one piece of many that scientists have estimated to be a debris field with as much as 1.5 million tons of debris that were washed into the ocean by the tsunami that struck japan in march of 2011. beyond the obvious navigational dangers post posed by the dock and the -- dan
, and his wife kendra, who are in oregon where they have a small farm tawld tipping tree farm. we wish they could be here today, our grandson carter, who is a proud member of the university of oregon marching band, the ducks, who served as an intern for me -- not at government expense, by the way, that was at our expense. and our little dog dakota, who has become sort of a mascot of the united states senate. brian williams when he did a show on a day in the life of senate concluded that program by calling dakota the 101st senator. and, you know, i think he will be missed perhaps more than i am as i leave the senate. in 1964 i came here, i sat up in the gallery, in fact, it was the gallery right up here. and i was 16 years old. and i watched a debate in the united states senate. it was on civil rights. hubert humphrey was leading that debate. and it so inspired me that i thought, you know, someday i'd like to be down on that floor and i would like to debate the great issues of the day and i would like to represent the people of north dakota. and so i went home and wrote out on the back
no deal. things got hot when a boat came in from oregon with with a catch. >> i'm just trying to move a little product. you have to go fishing and nobody's making money. >> negotiations are still going on but for now, local fish markets and grocery stores are quickly running out of crab. >>> 4:38, gay couples here in california are awaiting the supreme court decision that could come today. annanne makovec is in san francisco and she joins us with more. >> reporter: even by not making a decision, the supreme court is essentially making a decision ask a lot of people here and waiting to find out what's going to happen today. the u.s. supreme court is scheduled to review whether or not it will review the constitutionality of prop 8. that is the ban on same sex marriage. the pro prop 8 side is appealing, the 9th u.s. circuit court of appeals which found the ban unconstitutional. it's one of several cases across the country concerning the federal defensive marriage act. >> the court has been waiting to gather all 10 of cases together and they're going to make a decision, either grant a rev
-explanatory. ♪ >> know who that is? >> gandolph. >> on a unicycle, in portland, oregon. >> better be careful because his long flowy robe is getting caught in his unicycle wheel. >> who is this on a unicycle? it happens to be the unipiper well known. he has close to 6,000 likes on facebook. this fella is up for hob bit fan of the week on facebook. he wants people to vote for him. >> is there a competition or did he make it up? >> i don't know. >> guilty as charged. >> more geeky stuff. this time we go to a galaxy far far away. where is the dark stiff lord supposed to go to get his groove on. the golden gate knight where they get techno music and light sabers out and break out the moves. ♪ >> who knew stiff lords loved techno. they're performing their moves to wings, the hard rock's remix. >> this is like zumba for jedi. >> this was given to us by gary. he's a fan of "right this minute." his friend teaches some light saber combat stage moves. >> isn't it crazy all these people found each other, which is good. >> yeah. >> they need a place to go to do this. >> i want to join this class. i really do. ♪
an oregon fishing boat crossed their picket line. the locals are on strike. fish brokers want to lower the price of crab from 3 bucks a pound to as low as 1.80 but the crab boat association says no deal. things got a little heated when a boat came in from oregon with a catch. >> i'm just trying to move a little product to try to keep the wheels turning and keep everything going. >> the strike on this boat. >> nobody's making money tight up. >> negotiations are still going on. for now local fish markets and grocery stores are running out of crab. >>> 5:07, supreme court watchers are awaiting a decision concerning gay marriage, and anne makovec in san francisco with what could come from the high court later today. ann, good morning. >> good morning, if the supreme court decides not to take on the prop 8 issue, same sex marriages could resume here at city hall as soon as the 9th u.s. circuit court of appeals it. they made the ruling that prop 8 was unconstitution unconstitutional. they will decide whether or not they will review the constitutionality. that is the ban approved in 2008. if
director for the national,or for the reform of marijuana laws. oregon senator jeff merkley, heidi ewing, and rachel grady will be joining us. steve satich, ohio congressman, steve latourette, and ambassador nick burns are our guests this morning. it's thursday, december 6th, and "starting point" begins right now. >>> welcome, everybody. our starting point this morning, some major developments to tell you about in egypt, after angry protests against political moves by the president, mohamed morsi, have turned deadly. tanks, armored personnel vehicles, all stationed outside the presidential analysis cairo. not only are they guarding the palace, they're also keeping apart supporters and opponents of morsi. hundreds of his islamist supporters already taking to the streets in cairo this morning. opponents are gathering not very far away. last night the two sides clashed right outside the palace. the violence killed at least five people. hundreds of other people were injured. opponents are demanding that morsi dial back on those sweeping powers that he has granted himself. cnn's reza sayah is
look back on almost 24 years in the senate. >>> up first on the terror that happened in an oregon mall that was packed with shoppers. it left three dead including the gunman. a news conference scheduled to guinea minute now. we'll bring it to you live. police evacuated the terrified shoppers from thele mall after a man opened fire. witnesses say he fired at least 20 shots as he worked across the mall. we talked with a macy's employee who actually saw this gunman. >> i was like, oh, my gosh. at that point i was kind of -- i was in such shock where i stood there, and then as i stood there in shock, time slowed down and everything got slow. after that all i heard was i am the shooter, and then shots rang out. five, six shots. by that time i hit the floor and ran out and started to tell everyone and anyone i saw, there's a shooting going on. don't go in there. pack your kids, your family, and let's get out of here, you know. i don't know what could happen. it was scary. >> dan simon is live outside that mall near portland. dan, what do we expect to hear from this news conference just minut
a lot of heavy snow among higher elevations across portions of oregon, over a foot of snow recorded and a lot of heavy rain. some spots picked up to 15 inches of rain across northern california. unfortunately we deal with mudslides and widespread flooding in california, oregon even into washington. fortunately we have relatively quiet weather through parts of california and portions of seattle. showers across the portions of the pacific northwest. as we head into tomorrow and wednesday we have a new storm system that will be arriving producing a lot of heavy rain, three to six inches. the ground is saturated from the last series of storm systems. this could pose big issues across the areas already hit very hard with all this rain. look at the future radar as we head into tuesday and wednesday more rain. basically the northern parts of the rockies we have snowfall. we'll see snowfall across portions of the west coast but even into the northern rockies. dealing with more moisture across portions of west coast even though we dealt with a number of storm systems. jon, very quickly anoth
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yesterday. people living in northern california, oregon and washington state are bracing for rising rivers and possible mudslides. >>> supporters of mohammad morsi blocked the high court from indefinitely suspending all court sessions. that would suspend a ruling on the drawing up of egypt's new constitution. president morsi declared his decisions are now immune from judicial oversight. >>> it is a frightening and deadly scene in japan. just look at this. at least two cars are still trapped inside a highway tunnel after a massive section of the concrete structure collapsed. police say they have already found several burned bodies inside the rubble about 50 miles west of tokyo. it is not clear what caused the tunnel to cave in or how many cars were inside at the time. >>> a thousand cars and trucks are stuck on a highway in russia after a major snowstorm caused a backup two days ago. a 30-mile stretch of roadway between moscow and st. petersburg is completely jammed with one lane open in each side. it is so bad that field kitchens have been set up. drivers are also running out of gas to kee
a terrifying turn in portland, oregon, yesterday, when a masked gunman stormed into a busy shopping mall and opened fire, killing two people, injuring another before apparently turning the gun on himself. nbc's kirk gregory has the chilling details. >> reporter: a day of holiday shopping turned into a horrific afternoon of terror when a gunman opened fire inside a crowded suburban portland mall. >> we started receiving calls at 3:30, multiple 911 calls. we responded quickly. >> reporter: several store employees locked themselves in break rooms and bathrooms until police could arrive. >> many people locked in place, many people ran. those are the two most appropriate things to do in these circumstances. >> reporter: shaken family members waited anxiously for news as police worked to secure the mall and search for victims. >> i just want to hug her and i want her to get out. >> reporter: eyewitnesses describe a chaotic scene. >> i heard several shots and saw a lot of people running, so i just went to the doors and held them open because people were trampling each other trying to get out. >
behind the shooting rampage in oregon and the tragic aftermath of his rage. and we now know more about his victims as well. this is 54-year-old cindy ann yuille. she was a hospice nurse and family say everybody's friend. steve forsyth had two children and loved to coach kid's sports. the 45-year-old businessman had a zest for life, a wicked sense of humor and never said a bad word about anyone. christina shevchenko will recover, but faces more surgery. this is a man who unleashed the carnage, 22-year-old jacob roberts. shocked friends say he was kind and he was upbeat and studying to become a firefighter. kyung lah went to the home where he spent his final hours. >> reporter: anybo >> anybody standing behind it they'll have problems. >> reporter: housemates of jacob tyler not willing to talk about what might have led roberts to open fire on holiday shoppers. >> i've seen him there. >> reporter: neighbors say the 22-year-old moved in six months ago renting the basement of this portland house. >> just came out and he didn't wave or anything, you know, just got out and came out and wiput
's right the storm is art of the same system blamed for 12 deaths. >>> oregon pit bull is safe after a late into the rescue. chico wandered off his owner's  portland this week nowhere to be found until yesterday when his owner heard him barking and phone him down firefighters responded and had to repel down to him they handed him treats and loaded him on to a nearby boat and took him) scared he's said to be okay. >>> majority of americans approve of president obama's job performance. new cnn poll finds 52% of americans approve of the president's job performance. 43% disapprove. the poll asked how the country feels about the first lady? she enjoys a 73% approval rating, 20% disapprove. outgoing secretary of state hillary clinton also popular, 66% job performance rating, 30% disapprove. >>> russian president vladimir putin just announced he will sign a bill banning americans from adopting russian ssji9ñ in a televised address, putin said he doesn't see any reason not to sign it. putin says united states authorities deny russia access come to america. unicef estimates there are 740,000 chil
a tour bus plunged down an embankment in eastern oregon. state police say the bus crashed through a guardrail off interstate 84 near pendleton yesterday morning before it plummeted 100 feet. the freeway was covered with snow and ice at the time. more than 2 dozen were treated for injuries. they were on the way back for las vegas heading home to vancouver. >>> a psychiatric evaluation is ordered for the woman accused of pushing a man to his death at a new york subway station. erica menendez laughed hysterically during her weekend arraignment as she was charged with murder as a hate crime. prosecutors say menendez pushed a man on the tracks because she blamed muslims, hindus and egyptians for the 9/11 attacks. friends say the victim was hindu. >>> the crash of a commercial jetliner in rubs. a russia. a camera shows the impact. debris flew across the road. amazing video. striking several cars. it happened as the plane slammed into the ground just short of the runway. five crewmembers were killed. there were no passengers on board. >>> venezuelan president hugo chavez an outspoken cri
. a horrible crash of a tour bus in oregon that killed nine people. we learned today that state officials had issued a warning about that winding downhill stretch of interstate 84. survivors say the bus swerved and tumbled down the hill. >>> we turn now to the outrage we reported on last week here on "world news." the american parenting waiting for their adopted children to arrive when the russian president suddenly stepped in, halting everything. tonight, some of his own people now taking sides, supporting the american mom and dad and the little russian daughter they thought was on her way. abc's kirit radia in moscow again tonight. >> reporter: kendra skaggs and her husband were just weeks away from bringing home their adopted daughter, polina, a 5-year-old russian orphan, paralyzed by spina bifida. they visited polina at her orphanage outside moscow, but now wonder if they'll ever see her again. russia banned adoptions to the united states last week in retaliation for a set of human rights sanctions -- citing cases of 19 russian children abused by american parents. for kendra, it's been em
hampshire and oregon allow them to carry one on campus. arizona and washington state looking into the proposal. it will face stiff resistance from gun control advocates including teachers that say guns have no place in schools. >> gregg: claudia in los angeles thanks. >> arthel: meanwhile, there is another controversial response to the recent shooting now having one new york state lawmaker fighting for the rights of gun owners. a local newspaper published a map on its website with the names and addresses of people in the area with pistol permits. now state senator gregg ball is speaking out against it. >>> to take the names of people obeying the lay and properly registered and treat them like criminals is assinie. >> it's now before the new york state legislature. >> if the nation goes over the fiscal cliff the military will need to make billions of dollars in cuts. so what can the pentagon get rid of while still keeping the nation safe? analyst bob scales will be here in a moment to tell us. [ sniffs ] i have a cold. [ sniffs ] i took dayquil but my nose is still runny. [ ma
lives. she lives at the oregon zoo. it matters how she is going to live. how is she going to live? with her family. this calf is here to stay. >> shepard: possession is. she says the company expressed no interest in taking the elephant. have trunk will travel did not respond to requests for comment. and on this day in 1827 a british sea captain spotted the ship mary celeste one of the biggest mysteries. that ship left new york earlier headed to italy. the crew experienced but somewhere along the way they vanished. supplies and cargo untouched. the crews valuables still right there where they left them. the only thing missing one single life boat. to this day it sun clear what happened. theories abound everything from underwater earthquakes to sea monsters to ufo's and a ghost ship sailed into the twilight zone 140 years ago today. and now you know the news for this tuesday, december the 4th, 2012. i'm shepard smith. be we go loo alook at the lighting of the capitol christmas tree. john boehner gave an eagle scout the honor of flipping that switch. >> 3,
. >>shepard: i am off tomorrow, have fun. >>megyn: watch from home. >>shepard: cops in oregon, what night releasing the identity of the man who went on the deadly shooting spree at a crowded mall. we are live with a witness who saw the attack carried out. >> north korea has defied the world and shot off a rocket, a long-range rocket. they actually succeeded. we have the details ahead. >> cops in new york city say they have found the get away car linked to the execution-style murder of a man in broad daylight. >> all the details ahead unless breaking news changes everything. on "studio b." first from fox at 3:00 in new york city, a man announced in a crowded food court, i am the shooter. and he proved it. that is from witnesses to last night's mall shooting spree. we get our first look at the gunman, 22-year-old jacob roberts. he stormed through a mall outside portland, picking the victims at random. he had camouflage clothing with a mask on and armed with a semi-automatic rifle like this. he had a vest loaded with ammunition. he was out to kill "as many people as possible." sometime durin
no longer force their employees to post their accounts. speaking of job seekers, let's check out oregon. employers are not allowed to advertise a job listing in that state unless they are willing to hire the unemployed. in iowa, arsenic is banned in chicken feed. in california, this one made headlines, too. that state is now banning the treatment aimed at changing the sexual orientation of anyone under the age of 18. and on the othlighter side, a n law in illinois helping protect the species. trade of shark fins is now legal in illinois. in florida, if you own a swamp buggy, you don't need to register it as a motor vehicle. in kentucky, illegal to release a wild hog into the wild. yes, that's what the new law says. in 2013 some folks may see a bump in their paycheck. in ten states they decided to raise the minimum wage. alison, back to you. >> our thanks to stacy cohan. >>> do you watch "modern family" ever wonder where those crazy and hilarious story lines come from. one producer will share his secrets with us in the next hour. it's a cnn exclusive. >>> that's some shot. that's spooky.
, oregon and utah. we are in salt lake city and hundreds attended a training seminar. in a violent situation the educators were taught to first initiate a lock down, but if that failed, the teachers want to know how to respond properly. >> you know, i think that a lot of people have a fear of guns and what they can do. but i think also maybe they are not quite educated, but sometimes the only thing that will stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> critics argue arming teachers is dangerous and warns risks such as accidental shootings or an intruder over powering the teacher for their gun. even so arizona and washington state are looking into the idea and may be the next to allow teachers to carry a concealed weapon on campus. >> what about the background checks? i understand some states are having a difficult time managing the requests. >> they are. no official data on gun sales over the past few weeks, but signs suggest they are way up. a spike in attendance at gun shows is one inned case cater -- is one indicator and background checks conducted by the fbi. it is al
it without exception, hawaii, new hampshire, oregon and utah. we are in salt lake city and hundreds attended a training seminar. in a violent situation the educators were taught to first initiate a lock down, but if that failed, the teachers want to know how to respond properly. >> you know, i think that a lot of people have a fear of guns and what they can do. but i think also maybe they are not quite educated, but sometimes the only thing that will stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> critics argue arming teachers is dangerous and warns risks such as accidental shootings or an intruder over powering the teacher for their gun. even so arizona and washington state are looking into the idea and may be the next to allow teachers to carry a concealed weapon on campus. >> what about the background checks? i understand some states are having a difficult time managing the requests. >> they are. no official data on gun sales over the past few weeks, but signs suggest they are way up. a spike in attendance at gun shows is one inned case cater -- is one indicator and background chec
. as the persian friends in oregon the ultimate result of the iranian revolution in to get business degrees and did well but the stratum below that came to the united states. whenever there is an of people we get more. those changes so dramatically. diet, food, we hear becoming the international nation. [laughter] what a wonderful description. we have time for one last question. >> from global affairs, thank you for your time. a quick comment, the map tells us for the arab-israeli peace in relation to water scarcity issues? >> turkey has all the water with the middle level power. to discuss israel in four places this is where we come down to a geographic determinism. this is precious and is more precious and more in more people are on the disputed territory. ra to it achieved. what we have been preoccupied with iran and israeli settlement building is robust. it does not gterritory. rather sellers or the rising arab birthrate. it becomes harder and harder to it achieved. what we have been preoccupied with iran and israeli settlement building is robust. it does not get much news, but facts are on the
started here. we have a heartbreaking story of heroism linked to the horrible oregon mall shooting. we'll talk about a man who put his own life to try to save another. bill: a former u.s. marine locked up in mexico on what his family call as trumped up charge. the desperate plea for the government's help and serious concerns now that his life is in danger. >> i asked you to continue to pray for him. we got a call from him last night. he's just in a really tough situation because it's public in mexico at this point. so we are praying that you will pray for his protection and his quick release. ♪ [ male announcer ] this is karen anjeremiah. they don't know it yet, but they' gonna fall in love, get married, have a couple of kids, [ children laughing ] move to the country, and live a long, happy life together where they almost never fight about money. [ dog barks ] because right after they get married, they'll find some retirement people who are paid on salary, not commission. they'll get straightforward guidance and be able to focus on other things, like each other, which isn't rocket s
beyond 9:50 a.m. the chair recognizes the gentleman from oregon, mr. blumenauer, for five minutes. mr. blumenauer: thank you, mr. speaker. congress is here on new year's eve with the people they love. themselves, the special interests and the policies of the past. the overhyped fiscal cliff may well be upon us and we will find $600 billion of deficit reduction with tax increases and spending cuts, and then there will be the howls that we're doing it too abruptly from the same people that demand the same system of expiring cuts and sequestration in the first place. make no mistake, there will be some real damage. we'll be squeezing some people who deserve far better. then we'll be scrambling to find the -- refine budget reductions in a way that makes sense. in the hours, days, weeks ahead, we'll get a semi balanced small agreement. very likely, struggling throughout the new congress with budget bluster, especially in the house, moving from crisis to deadline to showdown. it's ironic because it doesn't need to be this hard. we could use the pressure and revenue from expiring temporary t
from oregon is on the floor also. as we talk about the deficit, it has taken center stage right now, we want to highlight one very clear thing -- social security has not contributed, is not part of and never will contribute to the deficit. so those that like to mettle in it and way to combine it into this deficit talk are just playing games with our seniors and disabled in this country. it is a separate issue. it is not impacting the federal deficit and it should be not -- and i know some like to meld it in because they want to talk about cuts, and their favorite line is privatize, which really means seniors and disabled get a lot less in the future. they will not get the guarantee that they paid into. also, i want to give credit to congressman ted deutsch who has a similar measure on the house side. both of our plans we know may be difficult to pass but we're going to continue to push forward on it. we won't be alone. a coalition of over 300 national and state organizations have already endorsed our bill. together, they represent 50 million americans. they are on board because this bil
, it was oregon. getting bomb threats. a week after that, it was 30 courthouses across the state of tennessee. bomb threats and no devices were found by authorities. one court clerk reported hearing a man say if this is the courthouse you are about to be blown up. so it was neb and washington and tennessee and mississippi. after the news broke, we spoke of officials and the fbi. and they told us that they were related. quote it is an ongoing investigation. but it would be foolish not to look into the possibility that these are connected. the director of homeland security told us we were in contact wither
, and oregon also allow teachers with permits to carry on campus. lawmakers in arizona and washington state looking into the idea. such proposals face stiff resistance from gun control advocates, including teachers unions. the american federation of teachers saying, quote, schools must be safe sanctuaries. not armed fortresses. heather, the debate will continue into the new year. >> heather: it certainly will. claudia, thank you. >> kelly: plane crash in russia today leaves four people dead. coming up, did officials fail to enact proper safety measures following a similar incident just days earlier? >> heather: plus, president obama's fiscal back up plan. should the president really be calling for a more scaled down agreement on the fiscal cliff without waiting to see what lawmakers come up with? we'll have a fair and balanced debate coming up. >> kelly: and countdown to new year's eve. we will have a live look at what goes into putting together one of the world's biggest celebrations. here is anna coy man with a preview. >> officials tested the confetti earlier this morning that will fall
secrets, check out oregon. employers cannot at this time a job list inning that state until they are willing to hired unemployed. in maryland arsenic is banned this chicken feed. why? it's aimed to protect the waters of the chesapeake bay from toxins. in california this made headlines, too. that state is banning the treatment aimed at changing the sexual orientation of anyone under 18. >>> if you're a fan of sharks, you'll like this. the possession, sale or trade of shark fins is illegal in illinois. in florida if you own a swamp buggy, don't have to register it as a motor vehicle vehicle. and in kentucky here's one. it is illegal to release a wild hog into the wild. yes, that is what the new law says we're today. in 2013 some folks may see a bump in their paychecks. great news. in ten states they decided to raise the minimum wage. back to you. >> and that was stacy cohen. good news this morning about former president george h.w. bush. we're told he's improving and moved out of the intensive care unit at the houston hospital where he was being treated foorn elevated treatmen
oregon and washington, and hardist hit is northern california. if three storms sounds bad, how about a fourth? a fourth is on the way. a lot of areas are already dealing with some serious flooding. >> this thing just went up fast. real fast. >> the fire department was out here, and. >> this is the worst. chad myers joins us now from the cnn weather center in atlanta. it sounds like there's a bit of a break for them today, but i guess they shouldn't get too comfortable. >> absolutely not. no. this is going to be a daily event for the next really 15 days. on one day, off the next. storms are still lined up. we talked about this last week how there's just one after mother. rain ask then a break, rain and then a break. new flash flood watches issued for parts of washington and oregon. flood watches and warnings going everywhere because rivers out of their banks and there's just more rain where this came from. many more days. as we push the rain on shore, the moisture from the pacific will be raining from all the way from washington through the cascades and down and big snows into the sie
. >> give him some coal. >>> just like the grinch, someone in oregon is stealing christmas trees. five swiped from an outdoor lot. the first time in 51 years the family owned lot hit by thieves. sadly a significant hit for the owners who say business has been dropping dramatically in the past few years. they say more people are buying their trees at big box stores. christmas trees, if you're going to buy real trees, they're not cheap. >> how much are they? >> i paid $65 for a six-foot tree. you can pay up to $150 if you want a larger one. i just don't have any room. >> you've got tony vest in plastic. store it until next year. >> go to the bronx. >> go to the bronx. thank you, willis. >>> there are still people with christmas spirit to spare, thank goodness. case in point, 84-year-old joyce smith, decorating ever green trees along highways in iowa for more than 20 year. well, she and her husband james have decorated 60 trees so far this season. joyce brings her decorations along wherever she may go. when she went to visit her sister in another town she stopped along the way to give a f
to northern california, also oregon, washington state, getting soaked again by the fourth storm just since wednesday. this dangerous weather made for pretty scary situation for an oregon couple. look at this. see this car? looks like half a car now. narrowly escaped being crushed by a tree. >> it is a miracle. it is hard to believe still that we were in there. that's our car. or was. >> wow. some places have seen nearly two feet of rain in just this past week. dan simon is in lafayette, california. just northeast of oakland, where there is this huge, huge sinkhole. i'm guessing you're standing somewhere near it, dan. show me what it is and how they're going to fix it. >> reporter: yeah, hey, brook, we're standing in the middle of this enormous sinkhole in lafayette, california, about 20 miles east of san francisco. you can see some of the crews here clearing away the debris. let me explain to you how this happened. there is actually a creek that runs underneath this, or it did. and it basically got clogged and it tore away all the dirt, all the mud, and with it brought down the street. you
in oregon when i was going to the university of oregon, i had no background check. i bought that thing with a paper license and was in and out within 10 minutes. before i could get to the door, they tried to pitch me on getting a concealed carry and buying more ammunition. host: how much was the ak-47? caller: about $450. host: here is a comment from our facebook page -- if you want to continue this conversation on our facebook page, you can go to facebook.com/c-span. you will be able to join in on the conversation. do you think gun laws should be changed? eric? caller: can you hear me? i absolutely think they should be changed. i do not think there is any reason whatsoever for anyone to own an assault weapon. there is no function for them in sportsman life at all. the only reason is for people to feel macho. i own a couple of hunting rifles and a shotgun. host: front page of "the washington post" -- the nra is scheduled to hold a press conference at their headquarters about 20 miles outside of washington tomorrow. there are scheduled to hold a press conference tomorrow, and c-span cam
: came face-to-face with a killer. now the sole survivor of the oregon mall shooting is out of the hospital, back with her family and telling a powerful story about what happened on the day the shots rang out at the clack mass town center. our portland affiliate kttv has the story. >> being home with family. >> reporter: surrounded by the arms of her family and on the mend from surviving the unthinkable, christina relives the moment she came face-to-face with a killer. >> i only saw him for an instant, only to see that he was wearing black, a mask and carrying a gun. i didn't even realize it was a real gun. i thought it was maybe a prank. >> reporter: it wasn't until the first shots rang out that christina realized not only was this gun real, but jacob roberts was heading in her direction. as bullets whized past her, she hid beside a pillar next to her best friend and when she looked down she realized she was shot in the chest. >> i felt a huge amount of pressure and pain but honestly it feels, you can't describe what it feels like. >> reporter: christina was rushed to the h
. the bus apparently slid off an icy highway and crashed into a ravine in oregon during a trip from las vegas to canada. the driver apparently lost control of the bus, crashing through a guardrail, then plummeted 200 feet down the slope. the mountain pass the bus was on is known for dangerous weather conditions. >>> accused of pushing a man to death will undergo a psychiatric examination. 31-year-old aircraft coo menendez was laughing so much, her lawyer told her to stop when she was arrested. she told police she pushed the man because she thought he was a muslim and wanted revenge for september 11. >>> and check it out. nasa releasing its favorite pictures of the year. 500,000-mile long solar flair exploding by the sun over the summer. the historic landing of the rover on the surface of mars. there you go. saddlely images of sandy churning the waters along the east coast. that blows my mind. here is shuttle's final voyage taken it flew over the capitol. that's really cool. finally, a little bit of fun. three craters on mercury's surface that look -- >> clayton: like mickey. >> dave: pe
-runners to replace hillary clinton when she officially steps down. >>> in oregon, the shopping mall that became the scene of a deadly shooting rampage days ago is set to reopen this morning. a candlelight vigil for the victims will be held tonight. two people were killed and the 15-year-old girl was wounded when 22-year-old jacob roberts opened fire inside the clackamas town center on tuesday. roberts then killed himself. there is still no motive for the shooting. >>> a much calmer day is in store for san diego after a pounding rainstorm drenched that city. the rain came down so fast and furious, in fact, it flooded businesses and major intersections, leaving drivers stranded in the road. some people even had to be rescued from the flood waters. >>> and the southern california mountains are buried under a fresh coat of snow this morning. and it is still coming down in fact. tire chains were mandatory for drivers heading into mountain passes and resorts like big bear. even with chains, they say the roads were still pretty treacherous. >>> we have a stunning, stunning revelation, thanks to some o
problems, same story, 101 northbound at oregon expressway. 880 near the coliseum. you can see traffic slowing down. finally at the east shore freeway you can see traffic on the left hand side of the screen ask moving well as you make your way toward the bay bridge toll plaza. >> good morning. we have been tracking fast moving downpour across parts of the bay area. here is the live camera be log toward the walnut creek area where we have a lot of cloud cover. a bit of a breeze, wind from ten to 20 miles an hour. as far as -- you can seat coverage scattered about the area. as i said heavier rain that will impact the ride this morning. development with in the past few minutes toward parts of marin across the richmond san rafael bridge. rainfall rates have been picking up toward richmond. move the maps to the south and east. not as much action to report but around the livermore area and scattered about to the west of fremont. bulk of the action focused in southern third of the area toward the santa cruz mountains and santa clara. we zoom in here. we show you -- this one cell just moves s
's one of the victims of the mall shooting in oregon, the only one to survive. and the first time christina is talking about the terrifying moment she came face-to-face with that gunman. >> saw him for an instance, only to see that he was wearing black, a mask and carrying a gun. i didn't realize it was a real gun. i thought maybe it was a prank. we have to cherish every moment because we never know when it could be the last. >> that's beautiful wisdom. and doctors removed fragments from her lung and liver and she's happy to be obviously to celebrate christmas. listen up twinkie fans, you can breathe a sigh of relief. the iconic cake is likely returning to store shelves, it's under new ownership, hoe test expects to sell off the snack cake and bread to several buyers and they closed up shop and laid off 18,000 workers as failing to reach a deal with the striking baker's union. >> a bakers dozen. >> dave: i think they should bring you an entire plate of hostess twinkies. >> clayton: i wouldn't have to eat for the entire 2013. >> you could ration them. >> clayton: i know that rick i
: it's my pleasure to yield three minutes to the gentleman from oregon, mr. blumenauer. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from oregon is recognized for three meant. mr. blumenauer: thank you, mr. speaker. this defense authorization legislation is a missed opportunity. our friends would have us approve at a time when we are struggling with the long-term fiscal stability of the united states where it's set to pass a bill that authorizes funding of bills we approved in the budget control act. this is 20% above the cold war average, double what we had in 2001. even if somehow we went over that dreaded fiscal cliff and sequestration kicked in, it would only reduce spending to what it was in 2007, adjusted for inflation, when we were fighting two wars. it's a missed opportunity. i heard my friend from utah talk about avoiding any increase in fee in terms of health care. excuse me? we are looking at draconian impacts that some are suggesting for some of our society's most vulnerable, and here we haven't adjusted a fee since 1995. the department of defense is going to spend $50 billion on
hit washington, oregon, and northern california today and more heavy rain is expected to pound the region through tomorrow. flooding is causing problems like sinkholes. cnn's dan simon is standing in front of a huge one in lafayette, california. dan, another round of storms is coming, as wolf said. can that rain-soaked area handle anymore rain? >> reporter: well, it's just a mess, kate, and the forecast is bad news for these rain-soaked communities. let me explain where i am. i'm in lafayette, california, standing inside a sinkhole. this is pretty dramatic. it's 80 feet long, 40 feet wide, 15 deep. let me explain how this happened. the water was gushing beneath the road here. there's a creek. and basically, the soil just ripped away and it caused the street to cave in. crews have been working all day, trying to clear out these large chunks of concrete. they also had to create these alternative lines, these temporary lines for water and sewage to service this neighborhood, so they didn't, you know, go without basic services. the weather has been terrible here in the bay area for
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hit "what's up?" >>> i'm suzanne malveaux. we learned the oregon mall where three people were killed is set to re-open tomorrow. we have new details. an ex-girlfriend says 22-year-old jacob roberts known as jake had been working as a cook for more than two years. she says he was an outgoing, happy guy, skateboarder in high school and he was a sandwich shop employee at the time of the shooting. here's his facebook page. it shows the work of a street artist with a spray painted slogan, follow your dreams with a big red canceled sign across it. he writes, quote, i may be young, but i've lived one crazy life so far. he lists shooting as one of his ten interests along with camping, rafting, sushi, and spending money. the ex-girlfriend also says roberts told her his mother died at childbirth and never met his father and left his aunt's home at age 13. we want to talk about what we know about his profile. is there anything that stands out in details you learn? >> if you look at everything totally, especially that facebook post, it really doesn't -- nothing really jumps out the at me as a fo
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